I regularly run in the Summit ET Series at Atlanta Dragway. My regular racer, a TBird Super Coupe, is down with a transmission problem so instead of racing my 2nd car, my former daily driver TBird, I ran the CTS. I thought it would be a little quicker than my old daily driver which will run 14.6-14.8's but it had a best of a 15.243. It was a must to run the traction control. I tried it w/o 1st but smoked the right side tire for 200' before I could get it to hook up and ran a 17.6. With the traction control on it would chirp a couple of times off the line and hook right up. The temps were in the mid 80s but it was prethunderstorm and very humid with a density altitude of 2900' with an actual elevation of 1100'. The sport shift mode was only .05 sec quicker than the normal shift mode which surprised me. I ran a 15.33, 15.34, 15.27, and the 15.24. By chance I ended up against the points leader on both of my 1st 2 eliminations. Believe it or not he drives a Hyundi! Well, I wasn't about to let a stinkin' Hyundi beat a Cadillac, especially my Cadillac and I took him out both times. In the 1st race he got me on the tree by about .075 sec but I caught him on the track, passed him, and then backed out a tad to keep from breaking out on my 15.31 dial and ran a 15.34. In the 2nd race I think he was a little intimidated after losing to my beautiful CTS and red lighted badly with a -.079 reaction time. That clinched a win and I ran it out hard and got my best time of the day. I actually broke out but his red light gave me an automatic win. I lost in the next round against a Crown Vic's .011 reaction time to my .081 but again I was closer on my dial. My lights were all a bit slow today. I'm used to a 400hp SuperCoupe w/ slicks that gets off the line much quicker so I'd have to adjust if I were to run the CTS more often. My 60' times were all in the 2.2-2.3 sec range not counting the botched 1st time trial. Drag radials and good air should get it into the high 14's.
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